Mental health services are health and welfare support services primarily focused on providing care to people with mental health issues. Services are delivered by a range of providers, such as state and territory governments, the Australian Government and the private sector.
COVID-19 and its impact on mental health service activity.
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17 May 2022
88,338 clients with mental health issues used Specialised Homelessness Services in 2019-20
1,731 specialised mental health facilities provided care in 2019-20
462,255 people received state/territory community mental health care in 2019-20
11.2% of the Australian population received Medicare-subsidised mental health-specific services in 2019-20
$11.0 billion was spent on mental health in 2019–20
1.9% of the Australian population accessed specialised clinical mental health care in 2019-20
Statistics on deaths by suicide, intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour among Australians
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